Disclaimer bids to honour Sir Henry Cecil at Royal Ascot

Disclaimer (left) is trained by Sir Henry's widow Lady Cecil. Credit: PA Wire

The Queen's Vase could prove an emotional race at Royal Ascot later today if Disclaimer wins.

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Following the death of Sir Henry Cecil last week, this year's renewal is being run in memory of the man who trained more Royal Ascot winners than anybody else, with his record standing at 75.

Disclaimer is trained by Sir Henry's widow Lady Cecil who has taken out a temporary licence to keep the stable running.

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Ascot winner dies after race

Thomas Chippendale died of a suspected heart attack after winning the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Lady Cecil and jockey Johnny Murtagh. Murtagh said the colt "ran his heart out".